Former asst. FBI director: Arresting GOP Congress members may be needed to really tackle terrorism
June 11, 2021 | Tom Tillison
Former assistant FBI director Frank Figliuzzi suggested that in order to prevent a repeat of January 6, Republican members of Congress, as well as some Trump administration officials, may have to be arrested.
Following a familiar script on the left, where a person talks past an issue as if their opinion is fact, the settled science, in this case, that the protest at the U.S. Capitol was an insurrection by domestic terrorists, Figliuzzi suggested GOP lawmakers may be the “command-and-control element” at play here.
“Arresting low-level operatives is merely a speed bump, not a roadblock,” he opined on “MTP Daily” this week. “In order to really tackle terrorism, this time domestically, you have got to attack and dismantle the command-and-control element of a terrorist group. And unfortunately, and I know this is painful to hear, that may mean people sitting in Congress right now, people in and around the former president.”
“That’s how you do this,” Figliuzzi continued. “Otherwise recruitment, inciting, and cult-like leadership continues to recruit people to violence.”
It doesn’t require reading between the lines to see that he’s effectively calling Trump a cult figure actively engaged in the pursuit of political violence.